Box Jointed Birdhouse

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Project by Shrub posted 09-14-2009 04:46 AM 2360 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Maple birdhouse made with box joints on all four sides. The rusted roof was cut from an old fifty gallon drum. The perch was taken off the end of an old butcher’s steel. This birdhouse needs some vents in the back and a way to open it for cleaning. This was more of an experiment using my Leigh jig.

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 04:56 AM

It looks like the experiment worked, nice tight joints. The roof idea is very nice. Good work.

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 06:43 AM

looks great…loving your style(s)...

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 01:01 PM

That is one high end birdhouse, the neighbour birds will be jealous LOL!

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 01:34 PM

It’s very good as woodworking experience…unfortunately I don’t think it may work as actual birdhouse. I have built some of them – well, not so nice – and I can testify that birds don’t like glue or varnish. If one wants the birds to nest inside a birdhouse, he has to use old wood, maybe quite rotten, without any human/industrial smell, using simple nails for fastening.
Good work anyway for me too :).

-- Antonio

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 07:52 PM

Really very nice looking birdhouse.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 06:00 PM

This piece is too nice for wild birds. Just hang it up for show. Great look, nice job.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 06:51 PM

Hey Shrub
Your bird houses always blow me away this one is really cool.

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#8 posted 10-18-2009 07:49 PM

Man thats beautiful ! Really nice joinery, well done. I love the roof.If you had been near me I could have given you a few sheets of copper for the job.still looks great.too good for a bird wish I lived there LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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